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eBike Patrol Training

Our eBike patrol courses are similarly structured to our bike patrol courses and one of a kind.

Location: On-site/Pre-arranged (eBikes are required for each student)
Date: TBD
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm

Course Overview: All students will be completing the following course outline. All of our classes are specially developed for basic eBike patrol, and offer limited combative or weapons training.

Requirements: This is a basic skills, riding, and safety class designed for eBike use on patrol. Individuals should be in good physical shape and have successfully completed a basic bike patrol course before. Officers are asked to wear comfortable clothing suited for training. Please, no street attire (including slacks, dress shirts, or boots). Uniforms are highly recommended.

Description: Students will learn basic eBike patrol techniques utilizing an e-bike including: operational procedure, eBike Laws, speed control, throttling (class 2 & 3), mounting/dismounting, emergency stops, slow maneuvering, curb hops/lofting, eBike positioning, traffic safety/riding, scenarios/interactions, nutrition/hydration, maintenance requirements, and other basic contact skills. Students will be required to meet the riding skills test and pass a written examination in order to complete the course.

Equipment: Officers will need their fully equipped patrol eBikes in safe, working order. ABPS will provide water bottles, safety gloves, and a cinch bag to keep. ABPS instructors are certified bike maintenance technicians that can conduct repairs that are sometimes necessary during class. Most of our transport vehicles are also fully-stocked mobile bike shops with enough inventories to handle most problems incurred during the course.

Materials: All materials required for the course will be provided. This includes reference and testing materials, certificate of completion, officers’ evaluations, and scores.

Note: The eBike class is strictly an instructional and safety course taught by P.O.S.T. certified instructors. If your department requires or allows the use of special equipment, please call us with your requests, and we will modify the course curriculum as needed.

On-Site Classes: Classes are set up at your site with a minimum amount of students. Departments can combine students from other agencies at their discretion. Please contact us for details, and to set-up arrangements.

Certification: Officers receive a certification of completion upon satisfactorily passing both the written and practical applications. Certifications will expire one year from the printed date.

Tuition: Cost of the course can be billed to the department on open terms. Travel, fuel, and lodging costs for out-of-area courses can be divided up among all attending agencies. Please contact us with any questions.

Class Description

  • Introduction
  • - Class objectives and overview
    - Course briefing, operational overview
    - State laws/Governing bodies
    - Pre-testing and materials intro.
    - eBike review/Class types

 

Training

- Riding techniques
- Safety on the road/safety equipment
- Extra weight distribution/control
- Maintenance
- ABCE Quick Check™
- Traffic riding
- Throttling/guiding
- Scenario/Interactions
- Cone patterns

 

Patrol Techniques

- Slow maneuvers/steering
- Balance, pedaling, and shifting
- Descending stairs/ascending stairs
- Emergency braking
- Curb hopping/Lofting
- Mounting and dismounting techniques
- Subject Approach

Course Overview

- Riding remediation
- Evaluations
- Testing and eBike patrol policies
- Design specifics

 

Add Bike Patrol to Your Department’s Capabilities

At American Bike Patrol Services, we’ve been a leader in police bike patrol services since the early 1990s. We are proud to provide law enforcement officers and security agencies with everything they need for bike patrol — training courses, 24/7 on-site bike maintenance in the Los Angeles area, and an online store fully stocked with bike patrol products.

Similar in structure to our other courses such as police bike patrol training, our police eBike courses teach your officers everything they need to know in order to safely and effectively learn eBike patrol techniques. As with all of our courses, our police eBike course is taught by P.O.S.T. (Police Officer Standards and Training) certified instructors who have been involved with bike patrol in Southern California since its inception in the area.

Each of our bike patrol training courses is tailored to your department and your officer’s personalized needs. Although we’re based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and Southern California, we are also willing to work with you and your department to schedule on-site trainings in other locations. Contact us with any questions, and to get started with police eBike training or another type of training for your department.

 

     

Add Bike Patrol to Your Department’s Capabilities

At American Bike Patrol Services, we’ve been a leader in police bike patrol services since the early 1990s. We are proud to provide law enforcement officers and security agencies with everything they need for bike patrol — training courses, 24/7 on-site bike maintenance in the Los Angeles area, and an online store fully stocked with bike patrol products.

Similar in structure to our other courses such as police bike patrol training, our police eBike courses teach your officers everything they need to know in order to safely and effectively learn eBike patrol techniques. As with all of our courses, our police eBike course is taught by P.O.S.T. (Police Officer Standards and Training) certified instructors who have been involved with bike patrol in Southern California since its inception in the area.

Each of our bike patrol training courses is tailored to your department and your officer’s personalized needs. Although we’re based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and Southern California, we are also willing to work with you and your department to schedule on-site trainings in other locations. Contact us with any questions, and to get started with police eBike training or another type of training for your department.

Why Choose eBikes for your Department?

First of all, what are eBikes, and what advantages do they offer over the traditional police bicycle? At first glance, modern police eBikes from brands such as Samson and OHM appear visually similar to standard pedal bicycles. The difference lies in the motorized system which can operate from a throttle, or often a pedal assist system — meaning the motor kicks in as the rider pedals the bike, increasing in speed as the rider increases their pedaling. With this type of eBike, your officers still experience the physical benefits of riding a bike, but at a higher level of efficiency when it comes to speed and energy expended.

Bike patrol has been involved in policing since the late 1800s for the simple reasons that it works, and it offers capabilities different from those of beat officers and patrol cars. The modern adaptation of eBikes in bike patrol takes the basic tenets of bike patrol and adds its own set of unique advantages, such as:

Increased Speed

Police eBikes offer increased speed, without getting into ranges of speed that are dangerous or out of control. The average cyclist riding a traditional bike averages speeds of around 15 miles an hour, whereas a more advanced rider can achieve speeds of 20+ miles per hour. For safety, the top speed of eBikes is generally capped from 20-28 miles per hour, which is significantly faster than the average rider can achieve. Officers on eBikes are able to keep up with people on traditional bikes with ease.

Conservation of Energy

In addition to the increased speed eBikes provide for your officers, electric police bikes are also beneficial because they save energy. Your officers are able to achieve speeds of 20+ miles per hour without tiring themselves out. This allows officers to respond faster to incidents from a longer distance, without becoming fatigued on the way. An officer that is not exhausted from a wild bike ride is in better condition to respond to an incident, and eBikes can provide this unique advantage.

Increased Maneuverability

The additional power that comes from an eBike allows for increased capabilities in off road situations or on rough areas of trails. Police eBikes are available with the same capabilities of a mountain bike, allowing a great option for off road capability and ease of transportation for your officers. Electric police bikes can offer the perfect intermediate between the maneuverability of a standard police bike and the power of a police motorcycle.

All the Advantages of Bike Patrol

In addition to these unique advantages offered by eBikes, adding this capability to your department also grants you all the same benefits of traditional bike patrol, such as:

  •      Access to more areas — one the primary benefits of bike patrol is that it allows officers to reach areas not accessible by cars, such as plazas, college campuses, and other confined areas within a city.
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  •      Less threatening — bike patrol officers are generally considered more approachable than their counterparts in patrol cars.
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  •      Improved community outreach — bike patrol places officers in the heart of their communities, facilitating more chances to have positive interactions with residents.
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  •      Greater stealth — bike patrol offers a greater chance to prevent crime due to the stealth factor offered by a bike versus a patrol car.
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  •      Use of all the senses — a police bicycle allows officers to use their senses of sight, smell, and hearing to a greater degree, allowing more opportunities to witness crime.
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  •      Health benefits — even though eBikes assist with pedaling, they are still a great way to keep your officers in shape on the job!
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Altogether, standard police bicycles and eBikes both offer excellent advantages to departments who choose to train their officers to use them. While similar at a basic level, the unique advantages offered by both are a great combination for departments to use to cover as much ground in patrolling as possible.

     

Bike Patrol — Online Store and 24/7 Bike Maintenance

In addition to our bike patrol training courses, we have the ability to completely outfit your department and your bike patrol equipment needs. Whether that is standard patrol bikes or eBikes, replacement bike parts, or apparel for your department, we can supply it from our online store.

Additionally, if you’re in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, our team of certified bike maintenance technicians can come to you to handle your bike patrol repair needs. At American Bike Patrol Services, our goal is to provide everything you and your department needs for bike patrol training, at every step of the way — buying equipment, training officers, and maintaining your fleet of bikes.

     

Choose American Bike Patrol Services to Train Your Department

American Bike Patrols Services is proud to be a leader in bike patrol in Southern California and beyond. We offer a one-stop shop for all your bike patrols needs, and we can provide certified, professional training to your police department or security agency. We can provide bike patrol training to fit your department’s needs, whether that’s security, police, Trikke & Segway, or eBike training. Contact our qualified team today with any questions, and to get started on training your department.

Course Outline

Class Description

  • Introduction
  • Class objectives and overview
  • Course briefing, operational overview
  • State laws / Governing bodies
  • Pre-testing and materials intro.
  • eBike review/ Class types

Training

  • Riding techniques
  • Safety on the road / safety equipment
  • Extra weight distribution /control
  • Maintenance
  • ABCE Quick Check™
  • Traffic riding
  • Throttling /guiding
  • Scenario /Interactions
  • Cone patterns

Patrol Techniques   

  • Slow maneuvers/ steering
  • Balance, pedaling and shifting
  • Descending stairs/ ascending stairs
  • Emergency braking
  • Curb hopping/Lofting
  • Mounting and dismounting techniques
  • Subject Approach

Course Overview

  • Riding remediation
  • Evaluations
  • Testing and e-Bike patrol policies
  • Design specifics

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